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Citizens for a Better Arizona leader Randy Parraz speaks during a press conference at the state Capitol on Jan. 10, 2011, warning then-Senate President Russell Pearce to not pursue what Parraz deemed an extremist agenda during the legislative session.

One of the great stories in Arizona politics is the recall 10 years ago this month of then-Republican Senate President Russell Pearce - the far-right author of the most anti-immigrant bill in modern U.S. history - and Citizens for a Better Arizona, which formed to drive the recall effort. Read more»

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Members of the Caravan for Peace protest in front of the offices of Maricopa County Sheriff  Joe Arpaio in 2012.

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When President Donald Trump toured Honeywell International’s mask-making operation in Phoenix on May 5, 2020, there was no mandate to wear masks in public places in the city. When he returns to Phoenix June 23 for a campaign rally, there will be. Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego said she hopes Trump wears a mask to 'lead by example.'

Tuesday, barely 72 hours since Phoenix mandated COVID-19 masks, President Trump is scheduled to address a campaign rally at a church in north Phoenix. Read more»

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